‘They robbed everything’: NYC shop owner assesses looting damage
03 June 2020 | 11:00 am
The owner and manager of a photography store in SoHo, an affluent Manhattan neighborhood, assess the damage and theft in their store that was looted overnight after anti-police brutality protests. Elliot Kurland, a former photographer who has owned the store for seven years, estimates that over a million dollars worth of goods have been stolen from him: "I hope I have insurance" says Kurland, visibly in shock.
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